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Loreen Viola Wilde-Seely

Loreen Viola Wilde-Seely

October 13, 1932 - August 13, 2022


Visitation

  • Date: August 18, 2022
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Osage Alliance Church

Funeral Service

  • Date: August 19, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Osage Alliance Church

Burial

  • Date: August 19, 2022
  • Location: St. John’s Cemetery - Osage, Iowa

Loreen Wilde-Seely 89, of Osage died Saturday, August 13, 2022, at her home in Osage Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, at Osage Alliance Church in Osage with Pastor Kevin Hercula officiating. Visitation will be from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Osage Alliance Church in Osage. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery Rock Township. Loreen was born to Frank and Ida (Jenkins) Cooper. She was born at home on their farm near Little Cedar, joining a big sister Darlene and brother Bill. She attended Burr Oak NO. 6, a country school in Mitchell County, for her kindergarten and first grade. At that time, they consolidated a lot of little country schools, so she was then taken by car each day with her sister and brother to Little Cedar Consolidated School. It was an elementary through high school where she finished her schooling. At this time, little sister Barbara Ann joined the happy family. On February 14th, 1949 she was united in marriage to Elmer Wilde. They started farming on the family farm in Rock Township. Loreen and Elmer attended his church two miles from their home at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Loreen was confirmed into this church shortly after. She was a member of the ladies’ aide and taught Sunday School for many years. To this union was born seven children, Mary Lorene, Elmer Henry Jr., Kenneth Eugene, Larry Dean, Marjorie Ann, Donna Marie, and Marcia Darlene. Loreen loved the farm working beside her husband in the fields, doing chores, unloading bales or whatever was needed. She also raised chickens and had a big garden. In the fall was a busy time canning all the vegetables and fruits from their garden and orchards as well as harvesting crops from the fields. When the children were grown, Loreen started working at Faith Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide. She worked there several years. For a little better pay she changed to Manly Care Center. She took on a second job at Decal Specialties. When Decal Specialties closed their doors after her working there several years, she decided to continue her education at Hamilton Business College with her youngest daughter. Upon graduation, she assumed a position with Kraft General Foods where she worked until retirement. Elmer passed away on June 8, 1987. Loreen stayed on the family farm although she had to continue to work in town to support herself. On May 1, 2004, she married George Seely and he joined her on the farm. She is survived by her husband George, daughters Mary Lovik, Marjorie (Brad) Bridgeman, Marcia (Todd) Duncomb, Pastor Elmer Jr. (Jodi) Wilde, Ken (Carla) Wilde. Grandchildren; Tim Wilde, Ben Bridgeman, Andrew Bridgeman, Zach Bridgeman, Cindy Duncomb, Joe Duncomb, Josh Duncomb, Jeremy Steffenson, Brendan Steffenson, Sean Steffenson, Anna Benson, Amy Smith, Heather Geerts, Dan Wilde, Brent Wilde, and many Great Grandchildren. Sister Barb Barkhuff and many nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her parents Frank and Ida Cooper, husband Elmer Sr., her children Larry Dean and Donna Marie, grandson Luke Wilde, her son-in-law Lloyd Lovik, her brother Bill and sister Darlene, and brothers-in-law David Barkhuff, Arnold Wilde, Roy Wilde, Irvin Wilde, and sisters-in-law Alice Kuntz, Wilma Hackbart, and Vinora Feldt. Champion Funeral Home 641-732-3706

 

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August 19, 2022 - 5:12 PM

My sympathies to the family. Big hug to Marsha. We will keep you in our prayers!


Ann Maxfield

August 17, 2022 - 3:55 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I shall always remember Loreen as the kindest woman I have ever known. No matter what she was doing, she would always take time to talk to me directly as a child. She shielded my eyes from the sun in the car, gave me good food to eat, and let me tear through her house like a crazy person. When she and Mom (Marilyn Kramer) sat down at the kitchen table to talk I always knew that going home would be good; I did not understand it as a child, but Loreen gave Mom the solace needed during hard times. The world is a better place for Loreen. Sincerely yours, Ann Kramer Maxfield


Joan Nelson

August 16, 2022 - 8:00 PM

Ken and family, So very sorry for your loss.


Elmer and Jodi Wilde

August 16, 2022 - 1:34 PM

From Elmer: "She was a great mom--so caring and supportive. Her family was her #1 concern and joy on Earth. Mom loved the LORD with all her heart--and was a great example to us. When I think of Mom, I see her making pancakes and homemade syrup for us in the morning before school. I see her out baling hay. I remember her coming to Bible studies at our house when we lived in Iowa. She picked her apples off the tree and made the best apple pies. At Christmas she made candies for a month in advance and froze them. She was always there to support me when I went to college-- she made several trips to Rochester to pick me up at the airport when I went to Chicago on a student senate trip. Mom babysat our kids when we went out of town. She was a great grandma. I will miss her daily calls. I will always love her." From Jodi: Loreen was an example of a big-hearted person-- someone who loved her children, grandchildren, and people in general! I am forever grateful for the son she raised-- who has a heart for people and a love for the LORD. I think she achieved the ultimate success in life-- the love of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and making memories that will last forever. We know she will be happy in Heaven because she has so many loved ones there. I'm sure that Luke was elated to see her when she arrived there. I am thankful for her long life, her love, and the strong mind and spirit she had until she went home to Heaven.




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